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Old 10-15-2011, 06:13 PM
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When do you bid on commercial jobs?

When is the best time to bid on commercial jobs? Even though grass season is slowing down. There still another a coulple of weeks left to cut. I'm really thinking about trying to go out a get more commercial jobs. I just wanna get an early start. Thanks in advance for the information.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:07 PM
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Really anytime. We just signed a contract with a property management company for 9 large HOA properties....this came out of the blue. Some contact us just before Jan 1st. Some are in the spring. There is no telling unless you go knock on some doors and find out when they are bidding out.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:41 AM
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i signed a 3 yr contract for a commercial account around february of this year. so when they plow contract for the previous company ended i took over. i just signed a 3 year contract about 2 weeks ago for plowing/mowing of another commercial account. as soon as the mowing guys are done at this end of this month its mine. it depends when the contracts end. its always a good time to ask about them and see if you can give a bid. plus if the current company is doing a bad job and the property managemant service has a cancel clause in the contract you can scoop that account right up. you snooze you lose
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:36 PM
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Do you do this fulltime? I have a fulltime job and I also have 30-40 residential with 3 commercial properties that I do. If I land about 2 or more commercial jobs I'll go at it fulltime. But my only set back is having health insurance. What do you guys do about that? Thanks!!!
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SERVICING THE RIVER PARISHES AREA
2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:21 PM
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Do you do this fulltime? I have a fulltime job and I also have 30-40 residential with 3 commercial properties that I do. If I land about 2 or more commercial jobs I'll go at it fulltime. But my only set back is having health insurance. What do you guys do about that? Thanks!!!
I cut grass full time and work for UPS part time on pre-load(we load the trucks in the morning 4:45 to about 8am) Free insurance, everything.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:33 PM
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Do you do this fulltime? I have a fulltime job and I also have 30-40 residential with 3 commercial properties that I do. If I land about 2 or more commercial jobs I'll go at it fulltime. But my only set back is having health insurance. What do you guys do about that? Thanks!!!
Pay a little more than $400 a month for me and my son to have insurance.
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